Hi, I'm Jason Probst
THE EARLY DAYS
Jason Probst was raised in Reno County and has lived in the 102nd Kansas House District for more than 20 years.
Jason graduated from Nickerson High School, Hutchinson Community College and Baker University with a Bachelor’s of Science in management. He is an alum of Leadership Reno County, and the Kansas Leadership Center’s “You. Lead. Now.” program.
A THRIVING CAREER
He worked at The Hutchinson News for nearly 15 years, beginning as a production employee on the night shift and eventually becoming a reporter, and later newsroom editor and primary opinion writer. During his time at The News, he steadfastly advocated for the wellbeing of working families who too often struggle to make ends meet. Prior to his work at The News, Jason worked as a machinist at Mega Manufacturing, while furthering his education in the evenings.
As a legislator, Jason has proudly represented residents of the 102nd District. He has advocated for policies that help working families, support our children’s future, and help small businesses thrive.
He has two grown children, Erica and Mitchell, and two granddaughters, Lila and Violet.
Jason is an avid cyclist who enjoys the annual Biking Across Kansas tour of the state, as well as most of the rural highways around Hutchinson. He also enjoys hiking, fishing, and a variety of outdoor activities.
Experience & Service
Assistant Minority Leader - Kansas House
Committees: House Agriculture, House Commerce, Labor, and Economic Development, Legislative Post Audit
Kansas Geological Survey Advisory Council
Member of the KansasWorks State Board
Governor’s Council on Travel and Tourism
Governor’s Wildfire Task Force
Governor’s Council on Medicaid Expansion
Board member Biking Across Kansas
Board member Milestone Club in Hutchinson
Former board member for New Beginnings
Assistant Managing Editor, The Hutchinson News
Reporter, The Hutchinson News
Machinist, Mega Manufacturing
The 102nd District
The 102nd Kansas House District is generally those neighborhoods south of 17th Avenue, to the edge of Carey Park to the south. West of Monroe, the northern boundary goes up to 25th Avenue. The eastern boundary extends to Obee Road, and the west boundary reaches to Harding Street.
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Why Hutchinson Matters
Jason has spent his entire adult life in Hutchinson. This is where he built lifelong friendships, raised a family, worked, and called his home.
Jason has enjoyed many enriching experiences in Hutchinson - and he's watched our community demonstrate incredible resiliency through changes in the economic landscape. The people of Hutchinson are creative, hard-working, inventive, and committed to creating a better future for everyone.
Yet, throughout the years, he has seen the increasing struggles faced by the working families in Hutchinson - and how the legislative process doesn’t often represent the interest of average Kansans. Jason worked hard in the legislature to make sure your voice is heard in Topeka. It’s important to him that the people of Hutchinson have sensible and strong representation in the state capitol.